This morning when my husband attempted to boot up his Dell Insperon 8600 it wouldn't boot up at all. It would go so far then give him a message that his hal.dll file was corrupt or missing.
We reinstalled XP in an attempt to fix this problem and it worked ... kinda ...
We can now get it to boot completely but then verticle lines start appearing and every time he moves the mouse it makes wierd boxes on the screen. Sometimes it just makes the words on the screen start to "seperate" (i.e. different colors fractions of a mm apart). He's scanned it with the virus scanner several times and it's saying that there is no virus so what's the problem?
If I need to post additional info please let me know. Hope you guys can help because he's driving me NUTS! LOL